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Signing into Google Accounts – No Gmail.com Necessary

Signing into Google Accounts – No Gmail.com Necessary

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When I sign into Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, set up a Google Account on my tablet or phone, etc… I do NOT include the @gmail.com in my email address.

If you have a Google Apps domain or something other than @gmail.com you DO have to include the entire email address when signing in.

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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3 thoughts on “Signing into Google Accounts – No Gmail.com Necessary

  1. This is something I wish Google would reconsider. Until a year or so ago, there was a portal page you could use for students to log in without using the entire email address in a GAFE account. I wish they would provide that capability again. The biggest hurdle my second graders have is typing our long and difficult student domain name. With the portal they had in the past it was not an issue.

    1. Might be worth a conversation to have a shorter student domain. Now that trusted domains is coming, the students could be on a shorter domain name.

      1. I will have to bring it up. I’ve been watching the trusted domains feature for action. It was announced in March and they said it would be implemented over the next few months. We could easily purchase a new student domain and add it as a trusted domain. One big question for me is how students in the existing domain would handle the switch. I guess the process of domain name change could be done at the DNS level rather than trying to transfer accounts?

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